A Prayer for Guidance

Not long ago, I posted a Prayer for Wisdom and since then, I’ve prayed it over and over again. I’ve received criticism about writing prayers recently, as some people feel that prayers should be words from your heart and not memorized mumbo jumbo. (What is mumbo jumbo exactly?) I hope that you realize that the prayers I write are words from my heart and the reason I write them is to offer a gift to God.

Think of it this way for moment. I love my husband more than I can possibly express. When I scribble a note to him, he enjoys it no doubt. But on special occasions, I buy a card with precisely crafted wording. I want him to know that I took extra time to find the words that express exactly how I’m feeling about him. I want him to feel loved and treasured because he knows that I mean every word I’m giving to him.

Writing prayers to God is taking the extra time to choose your words carefully to reveal the meaning of your heart.

So why do I share these prayers with you? The Bible is clear about the power of joining in prayer together. Jesus said:

Again I say to you, if two of you agree on earth about anything they ask, it will be done for them by my Father in heaven. Matthew 18:19

When we agree together in prayer, God answers. It’s just that simple.

That said, enjoy A Prayer for Guidance.

A Prayer for Guidance

Dear Father,
Thank you for being
The Almighty God who holds the entire world
And yet cradles my heart.
Today I humbly recognize the need for your guidance.
How I crave your presence to lead me.
Without your light to shine down,
The path is dim and unclear.
Without your voice to order my steps,
The journey is confusing and obscure.
Show me the movements to mirror your will.
Reveal the master blueprint as only you can;
So that I may boast in your glory and your plan.

Have a thriving Thursday!

a prayer for guidance


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  1. I was raised in the Catholic Church- all I’ve ever known is memorized prayer! 🙂 I feel like I am just now even beginning to learn how to pray from my heart. But you’re right – there is such power and such purpose in joining in prayer with others, and that is how I feel when our entire church says a prayer together, or whole family prays the same prayer together at meals.

  2. Keep on keepin on Rachel. Anyone who has followed your blog knows it’s not mumbo jumbo by any stretch of the imagination. It’s easy to get discouraged by negativity, and I’m sure the thousands of people who are touched by all your posts, don’t all stop and say so. You’re encouraging many many people. Your prayers are beautiful expressions. Keep writing what the Lord lays on your heart and He’ll take care of the details as you know.

  3. Rachel your prayers are a great blessing to me! Your blog has been so helpful to me developing this phase of my faith. I pray that you do not feel discouraged by criticism!

  4. Please keep writing your prayers. Others have the same needs and desire . You are an inspiration and I thank you.

  5. Verónica says:

    Dear Rachel,
    Please go on offering your thoughtful, inspired by the Holy Spirit prayers. I am sure God gives us gifts to share. Most of your prayers have helped me express what I was not able because of weariness, confusion or extreme sadness.
    Thank you so much!!!

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